Over the past decade, efforts to define, build, and improve palliative care and care for complex chronic illness have been commonplace at both the micro- or organizational- and macro- or healthcare organization, payment, and regulatory policy-levels. Having grown largely out of the hospice movement, palliative care for many represents all that hospice does so well, and by extending hospice's reach offers a promise of comfortable and compassionate care earlier in the disease process than hospice is often able to.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Choices in Palliative Care|
|Subtitle of host publication||Issues in Health Care Delivery|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2007|
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